Help Us Save The Great South Bay

 

For future generations

It’s our bay, our heritage — and our legacy. We grew up clamming it, sailing it, swimming in it. Now our bay is sick, and we must heal it, for today and for the future!

Save The Great South Bay is a local 501(c)3 non-profit that actively works to restore the bay, and with that, strengthen our South Shore communities.

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About Our Organization

defending our creeks

Our Creek Defenders help the 50 creeks flowing into the Great South Bay move freely by removing debris and monitoring invasive species.

restoring oyster habitat 

Oysters eat murky water for lunch. The Great South Bay Oyster Project restores oysters and their natural filtration capabilities to the Bay. 

Planting bay friendly

We are restoring habitat for local wildlife by putting back what was here long before we were through the Bay Friendly Yards program.

education and advocacy

We connect with the many stakeholders to spread the message that the Bay is but a symptom, it is the mainland which is sick. 

We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It

It’s our bay, our heritage — and our legacy. We grew up clamming it, sailing it, swimming in it. Now our bay is sick, and we must heal it, for today and for the future!

Save The Great South Bay is a local 501(c)3 non-profit that advocates for and implements real solutions that will help restore the bay, and with that, strengthen our South Shore communities.

 

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The War on Plastics

The War on Plastics

We welcome guest blogger Albert Poulos, Founder of Jetsam Salvage, on the topic of plastics. Save The Great South Bay has teamed up with Jetsam on a long-sleeved shirt that is made completely out of recycled plastics. Proceeds of the shirt support our organization's...

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Blue Point Defends its Creeks

Blue Point Defends its Creeks

Reporting in from Blue Point: “Thank you to all the volunteers and coordinators who helped with this morning’s Save The Great South Bay Blue Point Creek Defender event! We cleaned up the parking lot, beach area, dock plus we had a group of volunteers kayak in the...

Bayport Junior Civic Cleans Up

Bayport Junior Civic Cleans Up

Reporting in from Bayport: On Sunday, April 10th, Bayport Creek Defender Bob Draffin was joined by the Bayport Bluepoint Junior Civic Association for a great local clean up along the Bayport waterways.  They collected nearly 350 pounds of debris and one of the kids...

Scouts Take On Sampawams Creek

Hard working group from troop 399 and leader Joe Fatuzzo cleaned trash from the parked; helped haul out 2 tires, baby mattress springs; a chaise lounge; and 2 pipes. Creek Defenders Ed Ragan and Andy Mirchel cleared 2 damned areas with the scouts helping remove limbs...

Upcoming Events

  • ICC Beach Clean Up: Gilgo Beach

    Gilgo Beach – Join us as we participate in the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal...

    October 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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